MLB

Pitcher Yovani Gallardo is Milwaukee Brewers' walk-off hero

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

With the Milwaukee Brewers all out of position players and tied at 6-6, manager Ron Roenicke called upon starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo to pinch-hit on Tuesday night.

In the bottom of the tenth, Orioles pitcher T.J. McFarland intentionally walked slugger Mark Reynolds in favour of throwing to Gallardo.

With two outs and the count 2-0, McFarland left a fastball over the middle of the plate which Gallardo jumped all over, sending the ball deep into left field for a walk-off double, driving Reynolds home from first base. 

Gallardo had been hitless in four previous pinch-hit attempts. Regardless, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he was aware that Gallardo was waiting in the wings:

"We were well aware that Gallardo is one of their better hitters," Showalter said, speaking to ABC News:

"There are some decent hitting pitchers over here, we knew that coming in. I was hoping (Gallardo) had gone home to get ready for tomorrow. We knew he was over there."

Prior to last night, Gallardo was averaging just .071, with one hit from 14 at bats. He does, however, have a career average .204 with 12 home runs, making him easily the best hitter in the Brewer pitching ranks.

The 28-year-old is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday night, having missed his last start due to an ankle injury.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Milwaukee Brewers
MLB
MLB National League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again